Fabliaux is the only place on the world wide web where you can buy the wonderful works of Carol Wood and Susan Butcher, aka The Pox girls.
Born in England in the late Fifties, Susan and Carol met in Perth, Australia. They have been drawing and writing together for twenty years, and were part of Melbourne's fin-de-siecle underground comix scene, producing six self-published issues of Pox. They have been regular contributors to Artillery magazine since 2006, and "Art Is A Lie" is the first book collection of their strips.
Written and Illustrated by Carol Wood and Susan Butcher.
64 pages, Full Colour, Softcover.
Here's some sordid truths about Art: Picasso was a sexist street bully who beat up on Georges Braque to claim the world 'champeenship' title of Cubism; Duchamp was really the notorious toilet bandit, R. Mutt; Pollock's paintings were really done by an uncredited, drug crazed giant squid; Magritte was a failed scientist and terrorist who resorted to art; Lichtenstein owes about USD$750m in royalties to every comics artist who drew before 1960; Miro was responsible for the epidemic of abstract prints that overtook home furnishings since the mid-1950s. This book collects the Dead or Alive strips that first appeared in Artillery magazine between 2006 and 2015, including several never before seen strips, with an introductory comic by Bruce Mutard.View full product details
By Carol Wood & Susan Butcher
Set of 5 postcards derived from the brilliant Art Is A Lie. Enigmatic, colourful, abstruse, representational, pre-paid-post-deconstructionist abstractionamaximialist. Amuse your friends overseas as they try and figure out where you are.View full product details
By Carol Wood & Susan Butcher
Height varies, but typically 4-5 inches.
These are one off, hand sculpted and painted figurines by Carol and Sue of characters from their many strips and stories. No two are alike, nothing is cast or 3D printed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity by Jean Paul Sar-Rey. They will look brilliant sitting on top of your screen watching you as you work, play, play with yourself or whatever it is you do while you're reading this.View full product details
Before Art Is A Lie, Carol Wood and Susan Butcher cast POX into the world to try and clean it up from the poxy state it was in. It didn't work - as you can well tell by looking out your window - but it was an admirable attempt. Just imagine MAD, National Lampoon, ZAP, weird Christian propaganda comics, the Church of the Sub-Genius, RAW, Chris Ware, Beano, VIZ and Weirdo all mixed into one. That's what POX is like. No? Can't imagine it? My my, you've got some catching up to do! You'll just have to buy it and substitute it for what passes as your imagination (and stop doing that crystal meth). There were six issues of this originally, but #6 is the only one left in print, so here's your chance to get yerself an edjakayshun.View full product details
POAThis is a one off model of the Statue of Liberty hand made by Carol and Sue as 'she' appears in their strip, International Restorers, from page 18 of Art Is A Lie. It is also known as Sluts and Slots, as it says so on the side. It stands about 1 foot high and weighs less than your number two, but it's vastly more valuable and better looking on your shelf - unless you're Donald Trump, in which case, your number two is vastly larger, and comes with a much higher price tag than this. Remember, like Donald, there is and only ever will be one of these, so first in is first served. Unless you're Donald, in which case you'd give it to your architect (Albert Speer), to scale it up and turn it into a casino. View full product details